Life Sciences

Our multidisciplinary team provides practical, business-oriented legal and regulatory solutions for the life sciences and healthcare sectors

What we do

Comprehensive legal advice and counseling in respect to transactions
  • Advising on corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Legal support of projects implemented by foreign companies entering the Russian market including establishment of subsidiaries or joint ventures
  • Legal support of investment projects, including the ones applying special preferential regimes
  • Advising on transactions aimed at manufacturing localization in Russia
  • Advising on transactions aimed at the establishment or acquisition of fixed assets (real property, intellectual property)
Interaction with state authorities
  • Procurement procedures for state and municipal needs
  • Legal aspects of advertising, as well as the implementation of marketing activities
  • Application of the Competition law provisions
  • Interaction with the competent public authorities in frame of consumer properties audits for medicines/medical products, reaction to consumer complaints
  • Advising in respect to administrative investigations and claims raised during control and supervision procedures
Contractual work
Customized and template agreements regulating broad variety of aspects of pharmaceutical companies’ operations in Russia, including: distribution, advertising, marketing activities, clinical researches, authorship agreement («work made for hire» or similar), transfer of exclusive rights and know-how, charitable activities, sponsorship
  • General compliance audit of the client’s activity as well as the audit of separate operating procedures Development and adaptation of internal policies (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Development of recommendations regarding implementation of regulatory requirements to appropriate practices, industrial codes of ethics, regulatory authorities recommendations
Intellectual property
  • Advising on appropriate legal registration of the client’s IP assets and management
  • Patent protection of inventions, protection of trade names
  • Application of the Customs Register of the IP Objects
  • Issues of licensing and shared use of IP assets
Processing complaints and litigation
  • Dealing with distribution chain participants’, consumers and regulatory authorities’ claims
  • Representing clients in administrative proceedings
  • Protecting client’s interests in Russian state courts, international arbitration courts as well as in mediation procedures


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